Summary: I find this camera easy to use, easy to hold, lightweight to pack around, and it takes great photos. Not a full sensor camera, but enough data in the raw photos to get very nice enlargements. The options for still photography are good. There are enough choices for customizing and for letting the camera make the exposure for the camera operator. The swing-out, and rotatable screen is really wonderful.
Summary: Shipping was on time, everything came in one big box. The card reader isn't the same one that is shown in the picture but it works. The tripod on the other hand is a piece of junk. The camera mount doesn't even stay on the tripod securely, it comes loose after moving it around a bit. If you were to hold the tripod at an angle the camera is surely going to fall right off.
Summary: Ease of use. Willingness controls. Lightweight and strong. With the lens Canon EF-S 18-55mm photos are poor. Buy this product for its low price and good features. It is a good product for those starting out in photography.
Summary: I bought this camera primarily for the auto focus video and was disappointed in the performance. I read many other reviews but thought I would give the auto focus a chance. It is slow to auto focus even with the 18-135 mm STM lens although there is a definite improvement over the 50 mm lens. Its auto focus is ok when there is left to right movement but it is slow to auto focus when something is coming towards the camera.
Summary: I wanted to love the T4i and bought one as soon as it was made available. Most of the new features of the T4i are for "point-n-shooters" who want the camera to do all the thinking for them (there's nothing wrong with that); However, I shoot manual most of the time so these features are not a selling point for me.
A nice, entry-level camera, though not much of an upgrade
2 March 2014
Excerpt: This camera is an incredible machine with some qualities of higher-end professional cameras. The main difference between this camera and the 600d is the touch screen, which comes with the 650d for another almost 250 US dollars. The 650d can be bought for around 730 USD (without any lenses) and is a fairly cheap price in the camera world, especially for a DSLR.
Pros: high megapixel sensor, nice grip, built in flash
Summary: When choosing the Canon EOS 650D, I spent a long while debating which lens to get. In the end I choose to get the 18-135mm lenses as I had the extra cash. I'm a beginner when it comes to photography and figured the larger lens would be more versatile. The lens it self suffers from heavy chromatic abrasion and vignetting. Enough so that it can effect the quality of the picture. It can be corrected with a program like lightroom, if you're lucky enough to have that.
Summary: As usual Cannon have made an excellent camera. However I have wondered if I have been provided with a grey import. All the details were in Estonian and the box had been opened and warranty documents and the instruction book removed. (presumably because they were in a foreign tongue) the upshot is I have no way of registering the camera for future upgrades or warranty claims should there be any